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Frank Beal (story)
Samuel H. London (story)
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8 December 1913 (USA) See more »
A dramatization of the methods in which young women are abducted or otherwise procured for prostitution. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Edwin Carewe ... George Fisher - the Procurer
Jean Thomas ... Mary - George's Sweetheart
Virginia Mann ... Annie - the First Victim
Ninita Bristow ... The Fresh Victim - the Immigrant
Elinor O. Peterson ... Victim
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nettie Hechter ... Restaurant Customer (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Beal  (as Frank V. Beal)
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Frank Beal  story
Samuel H. London  story

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Samuel H. London .... producer
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Abraham Canter .... assistant director

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28 min
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Two out of the original four reels survive. The rest has not been located and is believed to be lost. As is, the surviving footage is difficult to follow, since there are scenes missing within them.See more »
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Interesting Short, 9 April 2014
Author: John Turley from Los Angeles, California

This narrates the story of a young woman, Annie, who gets caught up in the "White Slave Trade." It is all an accident, or so she thinks, that an unforeseen scandal forces her to leave her parent's home and marry some man, George, who will provide for her. Little does Annie know that this was all part of a big plan to turn her into a prostitute!

They move to New Orleans and soon Annie has to start "working" at the job which was intended for her from the start. She tries to escape, but the Sex Traffickers have a network throughout the USA and send coded telegrams to each other. There is really no place to go.

Even though this movie is technically "incomplete" since some reels are now lost, there is still a full story here. This movie also contains a strong message about how innocent women can be forced into working in the sex industry. And since they are women, the corrupt system is unfair towards them. The customers do not receive the harsh penalties that the prostitutes get.

I was impressed with this movie. Although it was a different era (horses and wagons are often visible along the city streets) the message could still apply today.

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